Black Label Bubble? 🫧

New Data on Current volumes and prices of Black Labels from the past 2 years on eBay.
I am majority looking at the volume of sales happening. Volume has shifted from an average of 206 (May 2021) BL’s in a month to 485 BL’s (January 2023), a 235% increase in volume.
Now because of this, you can see an average decrease in price per black label. This also could be the case due to people grading $2 Japanese ultra modern Art Rares that sell for $300+ (Diance or Drowzy from Vstar).

Regardless, this is something to keep an eye on :eye:

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I also decided to do some research on searched google terms. Just to compare CGC and BGS searched terms:

I don’t know what sale or Marketing campaign BGS was doing during October 2-8th 2022, but their traffic increased 250% during that time.

I also decided to compare all the top 3 grading companies. Didn’t realize the dramatic spread that just #2 is compared to PSA’s traffic.

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Meanwhile, on Facebook…

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This dude has been “Collecting” Pokemon cards MAX 1 year. I would put money on it.

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Def referring to Champion’s Path ETB promo. To the moon baybee

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Sold!

I think this sold later because it was a weak black label 10, the highest prices are only for the stronger black labels

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Im not saying you’re wrong or this doesnt happen but a “strong or weak black label” is the biggest oxymoron ive heard so far

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All three initialisms are used in non-collectibles contexts, too, so I think a much more useful comparison is between “CGC grading,” “PSA grading,” and “BGS grading:”

Not nearly as dramatic of a spread. “PSA” is a very common initialism (“public service announcement”), which I imagine really inflates the traffic for that term.

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I dont have a clue if it was the case with this example, but I have seen some people complaining about mildly off center black labels. It was just meant as a jab to black labels, with the great inconsistency in grading at these levels.

I’m sure this guy has a masters degree in economics :joy: stonks4lyfe

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Lmao, this is banner worthy for the forum.

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Ahh the infamous Niko Black labels. This adds an even further conditional rarity. The OC black Label

Curious to see how much this sells for.

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I’ll set the O/U at $2,500

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Over

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You can’t retire with 200k unfortunately.

Under

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Over

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